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Rubble on the double

A little 'Paw Patrol' reference for you there.

After a long time I've almost got rid of all the builders rubble from my garden.  With the little bit left over I was wondering whether I could add an interesting feature to the corner of my patio.  I've build up a mound and was thinking I could add some compost on top and then have something like lobelia trailing down the slope and onto the pea shingle.

I have a feeling it could go badly wrong though.  Probably worst thing would be the compost just washing away.  Any thoughts/ideas?  Thanks


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,368
    Aubretia would work as you describe if it gets a fair bit of sun there.  It likes alkaline conditions which you will get from the cement in the rubble.  Evergreen when happy, too. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,628
    Mix the compost in a bit, better for the plants and less likely to wash away
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,424
    Erigeron and creeping campanulas too...
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,909
    Utah, USA.
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions.
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